Peanut Butter Pasta Recipe

This peanut butter pasta recipe is amazing.  I’m part of a weekly food blogger challenge where we all get together and make recipes using the same ingredient.  This week’s ingredient was peanut butter.  I wasn’t really in the mood for a sweet or dessert that used peanut butter so I decided to make this peanut butter pasta recipe instead. I know. The first time I heard peanut butter pasta, I was certain it was going to be awful. Peanut butter and pasta don’t go together. Right?  Peanut butter and chocolate or peanut butter and jelly sure but peanut butter pasta? Yes!

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Peanut Butter Pasta Recipe

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Peanut Butter Pasta Recipe
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  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • dash of ground ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 scallions, sliced for topping (I used Egyptian Walking Onions from the garden)
  • Grated carrot for topping
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  1. Cook the pasta according to the manufacturer's directions.
  2. Mix the peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ground ginger, and garlic in a bowl.
  3. Drain the pasta and mix with the peanut butter mixture
  4. Let stand until it is room temperature.
  5. Place on plates and top with grated carrot and sliced scallions.
Cuisine: Thai | Recipe Type: Main Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian

The flavors meld together to the pasta doesn’t really taste like peanut butter.  It does have a peanut taste to it but the other ingredients really make this something special.  It’s very easy to make and takes only a few minutes.  Since you serve it cold or at room temperature, this peanut butter pasta recipe is perfect for nights when you are rushed or want to make dinner ahead. If you’re looking for more Thai recipes, try this Thai cookbook (on Amazon).

Now that you have seen my yummy peanut butter pasta recipe for the challenge.  Take a look at some of the other peanut butter recipes included this week.


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  1. Whoa, I never would have thought to make a pasta dish with peanut butter. I've been Asian dishes with peanuts before, so it kind of makes sense. Now I am intrigued and want to make it just to see how it tastes!
  2. First reaction - that's different. But after reading though it, it really makes sense. I mean we use variations of peanuts in different asian pasta dishes, so this seems right on. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday!
  3. This actually sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!
  4. I love peanut butter sauce on pasta. It's one of my favorite things to make.
  5. I love the flavor of peanutbutter when you add ginger and garlic and soy sauce. you could top it with chopped peanuts, too. yummy!
  6. That looks pretty good. I do love Asian foods with peanut sauce, so I will have to give this a try! Great idea to make something savory with peanut butter.
  7. Sounds great, will have to try this one!
  8. Oh wow, this sounds really delicious and unique! 
  9. I can sub in sunbutter for my family! This looks yummy! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)Hope that your week is fantastic!Cindy from
  10. Just a quick note to let you know I'm featuring this on Foodie Friday! Thanks again for linking up with us :)
  11. Sounds similar to the recipe I use...except I use a generous amount of grated ginger.  Love the fact that you use Egyptian onions...I need to try that next time! :)
  12. Looks so delicious, I love peanut butter


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